In Today’s HRU

Bill Donovan said he has a couple of surprises coming for trainers. The owner from Pompano Beach, FL is sending some nice yearlings their way after leading all buyers during the fourth session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale held Friday night (Oct. 7) at the Fasig-Tipton sales facility.

The session sale-topper, a Roll With Joe colt out of Tropic’s Beachgirl from the Spring Haven Farm consignment named Rose Run TJ — that cost Donovan $97,000 — will be going to Chris Ryder.

photo: Trainer Chris Ryder will train the day four sale topper after trying to buy the Roll With Joe colt for himself. Bill Donovan got the pacer with a winning bid of $97,000. | Dave Landry